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Can she stop a deadly crop virus

from ending up in the wrong hands?

Biologist and single mom Sassa Nilsson just witnessed her mentor's brutal murder by environmental extremists. Now she's the last link to a deadly pathogen they plan on unleashing--and their number one target! But can handsome border patrol agent Jared De Luca shield Sassa and her baby long enough to find a
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Love Inspired Suspense
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Tanya Stowe has quickly become one of my favorite suspense authors, and Killer Harvest is yet another example why.

Sassa (or Sassy Sassa as shes fondly called by her mentor) is instantly likable and surprisingly relatable despite her career as a biologist and very advanced research skills. Her relatability is due in large part to her strength amid the nightmare shes suddenly living out and her fierce love for her little girl. We can easily put ourselves in her shoes in a general sense and wonder
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Joan
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked this inspirational suspense novel with a plot involving agricultural terrorism. Attacking crop production for terrorist purposes is something I had not thought of. The framework of recreating the plant killing virus and then an antidote is a good one for the suspense and romance that revolved around it. The characters were developed well and that development was the focus of the plot. The romance progression was done at a pace I liked. I also liked the action hook at the beginning of the ...more
Maureen Timerman
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Once you turn the first page the non-stop action begins, and continues right to the end, and why? Because of evil! People with no regard for human life and they will not let anyone in their way to perpetrate their plague on mankind.
A young mother, scientist, with a heart for God, and she holds in her hands the key to destruction, or maybe the way to find a cure for what the evil ones hope to spread.
We are also gifted with a Border Patrol Agent, a man who is struggling with his faith, but he has
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Jes Drew
This was not your usual suspense novel. Both the hero and the heroine were divorced, so it wasn't my favorite type of love story in that regard, but the chemistry between them was great. They made a great team, and he was a born father for 'Sassy' Sassa's baby girl. Of course, with a baby involved, the stakes were high- but the fact that the plot revolved around a virus that could wipe out food sources in a crop pandemic brought it up to super heights. The villains really made the story, though, ...more
Connie Saunders
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
"It was a pathogen. A virus that kills plants. It had multiplied with nothing to feed on.... Airborne, it could travel the world and kill every living plant in its path."

Not long ago a book about bio-terrorism might have seemed unrealistic but this new book by Tanya Stowe seems very plausible in today's society. Biologist Sassa Nilsson and a Border Patrol Agent find themselves in a deadly race to stop a crop virus that would destroy the world's food chain and they are involved in intrigue and
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Kristina
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Killer Harvest by Tanya Stowe has Sassa Nilsson fighting for her life with Jared DeLuca trying to keep her and her baby safe from the Black Knights. Sassa needs to recreate a deadly formula and then come up with a cure while keeping it out of the hands of the enemy. Killer Harvest is a fast-paced suspense with touches of romance. The action begins in the first chapter and it continues to the end. Sassa is a strong female character who is intelligent, strong-willed and God fearing. Jared is a ...more
MJSH
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-tours, read-2020
Tanya Stowe really knows how to grab your attention from page one and take you for an adrenaline-drenched, high-intensity suspense that will have you turning the pages! As a militant environmental group threatens to steal the formula for a virulent plant pathogen, Sassa comes into the group's crosshairs with her work at the university lab. As a single mom with low self-esteem, Sassa is thrown into one dangerous situation after another as she tries to reconstruct the formula and then to find the ...more
Deana Dick
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book starts right off with danger and the characters hit the ground running. Sassa is in deep when her boss is murdered before her eyes. This isnt just your run of the mill mystery . It is top level secret with biotechnology that could cause chaos if it lands in the wrong hands. The tension is thick as Sassa tries to figure out what is going on. She must find a way to protect both her and her baby from the extremists group . I could feel the uneasiness as Sassa deciphers who to trust.

Jared
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Suzie Waltner
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love a book with a strong and intelligent heroine who knows her mind. In Killer Harvest, Sassa Nilsson is just that. Even though someone is after her, she is fiercely protective of her daughter and doesnt give up on the task set before her. Add in a border patrol agent who melts with a certain baby in his arms, and yeah, Im a goner.

While Tanya Stowes newest release isnt as intense as many of the Love Inspired Suspense books, the pacing never gets bogged down and I enjoyed the larger focus on
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Virginia Winfield
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable story with lots of suspense. It is a scary thought that someone will come up with a product that will kill most of the foods that we grow. I hope it never happens. There were lots of twists and turns that had you wondering who was going to live and where the formula was. This story has great characters that learn more about forgiveness of others and themselves. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Janice Sisemore
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Killer Harvest

Killer Harvest is a fast reading book. Sassa supervisor gets killed at the beginning of the book and is only anyone guess who will be next. Jared is coming to protect her. Will he be able to? Sassa has a baby girl who they also need to protect. I loved how brave Sassa is.

They have a lot to figure as to why Sam was killed. A lot of danger while doing so. This is a very exciting book. It would make a good movie.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. This
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Mark
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read. Loved the plot with a madman trying to release a bio weapon that would cripple crops, etc. Great characters
Betti
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you...thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an unexpected end. Jeremiah 29:11

What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon. The author had my attention from that first line - Something was wrong. Terribly wrong. Sassa Nilsson and her mentor Sam were returning from a trip to China and things went very, very wrong. Why Sams bracelet was so important that he would give it to her as he breathed his last was something she would need to identify. What
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Cathy Daniel
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! Such an original plot!
Phyllis
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fun story

My rating is 4.5 stars

Full of suspense, Killer Harvest deals with a single mother, a biologist in Central California, who is thrust into a world of intrigue and terrorists.

Sassa was nicknamed Sassy Sassa by her boss, and fittingly so. Her failed marriage had taught her the importance of standing up for herself and especially for her faith. Her biggest regret was allowing herself to marry a man who didn't share her faith and she was determined never to do that again!

Jared had come out
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Katherine
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can always count on Tanya Stowe for a good suspense read. In Killer Harvest Tanya brings a twist we dont often see in Christian Suspense biological terrorism on our agricultural system. What makes it especially scary is the possibility of this being a reality. Thankfully, the good guys win!

I thought it was interesting having two main characters who have been through a divorce. While I cant speak to the accuracy of dealing with divorce fallout (Im blessedly married to my first love), I
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Glenda Parker
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Killer Harvest. Tanya is a fairly new author for LIS but she is becoming one of my favorites. This story is well written, action packed and full of adventure. She has also interwoven faith throughout the book as in a fine tapestry. I know you are going to love it.

Biologist Sassa Nilsson went to an international conference with her mentor and boss. They are at the airport and ready to head for home. She is anxious to get home to her baby. The
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

When I first started reading this I felt I was reading the newspaper instead of a fiction book. Tanya Stowe. This story pulled me in from the beginning. Sassa knew something wasnt right as soon as she got off the plane with her mentor Sam. And from there, the story takes off in a fast pace that will have you on the edge of your seats. Ms. Stowe created characters that were so well developed throughout the story, I started thinking of them as real people. And I really
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Erin
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celebrate-lit
My Thoughts on Killer Harvest:
Wow. This is an intense book! Its short thankfully or youd be staying up way too late trying to get it finished before you went to bed and then not able to sleep because of all the suspense and what-ifs!

Sassa is a single parent of a gorgeous little girl. Jared De Luca is assigned to figure out this case and protect not only Sassa but her sweet little girl and family. Both of our lead characters are divorced which we dont see very often in novels like this.

I have a
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Pam
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Killer Harvest hits the ground running when heroine Sassa Nilsson witnesses the unexpected murder of her friend and boss. Border Patrol agent Jared De Luca has been working with Sassas boss to help bring down an environmentalist terrorist group and is determined to protect Sassa and her baby daughter at all costs while she works tirelessly to reproduce the crop virus developed in the university lab and prevent it from getting into the wrong hands.

As Sassa is relentlessly pursued by members of
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April
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Killer Harvest by Tanya Stowe is an inspirational romantic suspense novel that pulls from current events to create a tense, fast-paced story about a race to find a formula that could destroy the world. What really made the story shine were the details Ms. Stowe weaves into it, like the Kingsburg area, the university, motherhood. It helped bring me into the story and keep me there as the tension between the main characters ratcheted up.

The book has Christian themes throughout. And Ms. Stowe
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Jasmine
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
They hold the safety of the world in their hands...

Killer Harvest is only the second book I've read by Tanya Stowe, I've also read Fatal Memories, but it's definitely my favorite. What's not to like? The book starts off with a murder, add some terrorists, toss in a deadly plant pathogen with the ability to destroy the world, liberally sprinkle in some flying bullets, don't forget the adorable baby, shake it all up with trouble from the past, and the final ingredient is some serious sparks
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Melissa
Mar 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This book starts off with some pretty crazy stuff that will have wondering what is going on.
I appreciated Sassas story and her journey in her faith. Jared struggled with his faith, as life had let him down many times and he questioned God.
Overall, for whatever reason, this story didnt resonant with me. I felt like the writing was choppy and disconnected. Things with the baby didnt really add up, usually babies dont pull themselves up until nine or ten months but this baby was doing it at six
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Patti Pierce
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love reading books where I become invested in the lives of the characters I am reading about, and Killer Harvest met that requirement. From the very beginning, Sassa Nilson came to life through the pages of the book. From seeing her mentor brutally murdered in front of her by environmental extremists to her relationships with her daughter and parents, and even to her ex-husband, she cared about the people in her life.

Border Patrol agent Jared De Luca also came to life in the pages of this
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Donna C
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What I think you should know:
Killer Harvest by Tanya Stowe is a contemporary suspense from Harlequins Love Inspired Suspense. Bioterrorist are seeking a formula that has the ability to wipe out plant life, and nothing will stop them from getting it.

What I think about this book:
If you are not already a Tanya Stowe fan, this would be a great place to start! Stowe has delivered another action packed suspense. This is a great book with enough action and mystery that kept me turning the page, but
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Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
This storyline made me shiver in a place or two because it seemed as if it could actually be happening. Thats just how well Tanya Stowe was able to communicate the dangers of bio-terrorism in our world today. The danger in this book never seemed to end, and the bad guys at first always seemed to be a step ahead at almost every point in the story.

Sassa was a flawed heroine, and I liked her all the better for that. She could be sassy, and had made mistakes in the past, but she used her courage and
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Debbie
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Killer Harvest" by Tanya Stowe is a fast-paced suspense with touches of romance. The action begins in the first chapter and it continues to the end. I was kept reading this book to the last page. I didn't like some of the happening , but the events made the book more realistic since it was about a plot to harm people. The title really is a good one since it describes the story perfectly.
I really was surprised at the twist of who the Spyder, the suspect, turned out to be. I bet most readers
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Tabitha Bouldin
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
You know what I love most about this book? Sassa. Her grit and attitude leapt from the pages and kept me reading long into the night.

Tanya Stowe has created a wonderful blend of charismatic characters, dark danger, and savvy spirituality.

Sassa and Jared push and pull against each other like a set of magnets. Sassa refuses to love another man who doesnt put God first, but her heart always tugs her back to the border patrol agent who loves Sassas daughter almost as much as Sassa does.

As expected,
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Jimnlori
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Killer Harvest by Tanya Stowe was a wonderful inspirational romantic suspense story.
After biologist Sassa Nilsson witnesses her friend and mentor being murdered by environmental extremists she realizes that she is only one that can possibly stop them from unleashing a deadly pathogen that will destroy food crops, but in doing so puts her life is in danger and they will stop at nothing to kill her including targeting the people she cares about the most.
Jared De Luca's job is to protect Sassa
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Mary
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author found ways to make this thriller-type story a bit different from the usual, but we still have the expected threats and danger. In this case, the terrorist group wants a formula developed to destroy crops. The main character had been working with the scientist who was seeking a cure for the deadly disease. Sassa Nilsson is a single mom with a baby, whom the enemy tries to use as a pawn. Those attempting to gain control dont value life at all. How can Sassa and Border Patrol Agent Jared ...more
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